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Man alone  by John Mulgan

Man alone

John Mulgan

Book

"Recently demobilized, Johnson comes to New Zealand shortly after WWI. He travels the country taking casual jobs and making casual friends, according to his 'system [of] hard work for the good time and never stay anywhere long'. The good times disappear...

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Rising tide  by Jennifer Palgrave

Rising tide

Jennifer Palgrave

Book

"Nat Spiller, an admired climate change activist, has accidentally drowned. That's the police verdict. But was it an accident? His partner Ellie thinks otherwise. Pam, Ellie's aunt, draws a reluctant Lauren Foster into the mystery"--Back cover.

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Rena  by Arora Nikora

Rena

Arora Nikora

Book

"Wikitoria, Chief Rawhiti's beautiful and headstrong daughter, a young Maori girl on the cusp of womanhood, is fascinated by the culture of the local European settlers, with far-reaching consequences for herself and her whanau"--Back cover.

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The wild card by 1929- author. Renée

The wild card

1929- author. Renée

eBook

"Sure thirty years is a long time. Sure the case was closed. Well, never really a case as such. Fifteen-year-old brown girl tops herself, who cares? Turn the page. That bloody notebook, thought Club. God knows what was in it. Who knew that little bitch...

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The godwits fly by Robin Hyde

The godwits fly

Robin Hyde

eBook

An entirely new edition of Robin Hyde's wistful and engaging classic novel, first published in 1938 and in print ever since. The Godwits Fly vividly conveys the intensely felt worlds of the adolescent-love, poetry and England-and the enthralling but ...

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Dust bound  by Clementine Fraser

Dust bound

Clementine Fraser

Book

"Seventeen years after the Fae destroyed the world, Adelia Lark must face them again. A boy has disappeared, stolen by Fae. Accompanied by the ruggedly handsome Ryder Hendrix, the man she’s secretly loved for years, she ventures through a broken landscape...

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All the way to summer by Fiona Kidman

All the way to summer

Fiona Kidman

Audio CD

Fiona Kidman's early stories about New Zealand women's experiences scandalised with their vivid depictions of the heartbreaks and joys of desire, illicit liaisons and unconventional love. Her writing made her a feminist icon in the early 1980s and she...

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Murder in the family  by Leonie Mateer

Murder in the family

Leonie Mateer

Book

Audrey is a psychopath and a serial killer residing in a small town in rural New Zealand. Audrey's three estranged sisters arrive at Tiromoana for their brother's funeral stirring up a dark family history of murder and deceit.

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The murder trail  by Leonie Mateer

The murder trail

Leonie Mateer

Book

Audrey is a psychopath and a serial killer residing in a coastal town in the rural far north of New Zealand. Audrey discovers a drug cartel is using her Tiromoana Cabin Resort for cocaine trafficking. She appears to be helping the police when the drugs...

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The murder trap  by Leonie Mateer

The murder trap

Leonie Mateer

Book

Audrey continues to operate a rural cabin resort in the far north of New Zealand. A beautiful author, Poppy, arrives at Tiromoana to write her true crime thriller based on the many local murders that have shocked the rural community over the past few...

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Murder in lockdown  by Leonie Mateer

Murder in lockdown

Leonie Mateer

Book

When Audrey returns to New Zealand during the Covid-19 Pandemic her flight from the USA has a confirmed case of the virus onboard. The Government set out to track all passengers on the flight but Audrey has disappeared into the outskirts of rural Nor...

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Devil's trumpet  by Tracey Slaughter

Devil's trumpet

Tracey Slaughter

Book

Thirty-one exhilarating new stories from the acclaimed author of deleted scenes for lovers.

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Silent sorrow  by Russell Kirkpatrick

Silent sorrow

Russell Kirkpatrick

Book

"Brilliant and ambitious, Remezov is already recognised as the best earthquake predictor in the business. He travels to the ancient city of Hanemark to be received into the powerful Guild of Geographers, the youngest inductee in decades. On the way he...

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Pru goes troppo  by Stevan Eldred-Grigg

Pru goes troppo

Stevan Eldred-Grigg

Book

A comic novel about the ups and downs of a wealthy white couple who live luxuriously on an estate in Canterbury. Pru and Guy are privileged parasites yet curiously innocent. On a whim, they fly to Samoa. Love, satire, sex and pratfalls follow.

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Bluffworld  by Patrick Evans

Bluffworld

Patrick Evans

Book

" 'Zum Bullshitter geht der Preis' - so said the great German author-philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (1774). Or did he? Can we trust what we never quite knew about because we never quite got around to reading it...

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The musomancer  by Bing Turkby

The musomancer

Bing Turkby

Book

"A guitarist dies, after writing the best riff of his life. As far as the Police are concerned, the death appears to be due to natural causes. But to Jareth McHendry, it is the sinister work of an evil Musomancer, and the start of a powerful spell that...

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Beautifully broken  by E.R Stowell

Beautifully broken

E.R Stowell

Book

"After a complicated childhood and a traumatic past, Sarah Cook became the ultimate Good Girl. Her partner, the gentle and handsome Brian Marshall, has become her safe place; the stability she never received as a youth. . When the sophistically rough...

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The quiet people  by Paul Cleave

The quiet people

Paul Cleave

Book

Cameron and Lisa Murdoch are successful crime-writers. They have been on the promotional circuit, joking that no-one knows how to get away with crime like they do. After all, they write about it for a living. So when their 7 year old son Zach goes m...

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The nine lives of Kitty K  by Margaret Mills

The nine lives of Kitty K

Margaret Mills

Book

Set in a turbulent period of goldfields' history, The Nine Lives of Kitty K. paints a vivid picture of pioneer life as told by the sons and daughters of those who lived it and survived the terrible Depression of the 1890s. Kitty Kirk (1855-1930), arguably...

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A cold wind down the grey  by Wendy M. Wilson

A cold wind down the grey

Wendy M. Wilson

Book

"In 1866, a brutal gang of ex-convicts from Australia left a trail of death, thievery and larceny across the goldfields of New Zealand. In the goldmining town of Greymouth, Inspector William Henry James, in charge of the police camp, attempted to prevent...

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A dark heart rises. II  by Russell Meek

A dark heart rises. II

Russell Meek

Book

"An agent of Nazh-rndu'ul has arrived in the port city of Burhgat. He bears grave news - the Kjatmi'ir are already on the rise. Pinched between Nazh-rndu'ul and the Third Ring, Kha'atib must show no weakness and gather the armies. He must manipulate ...

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The girl in the mirror by Rose Carlyle

The girl in the mirror

Rose Carlyle

Large Print

"Identical twins only look the same ... Beautiful twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of open-hearted Summer's seem...

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The tally stick by Carl Nixon

The tally stick

Carl Nixon

Large Print

"Up on the highway, the only evidence that the Chamberlains had ever been there was two smeared tyre tracks in the mud leading into the almost undamaged screen of bushes and trees. No other cars passed that way until after dawn. By that time the tracks...

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Spellbound  by Catherine Robertson

Spellbound

Catherine Robertson

Book

The delightful third novel in the bestselling Gabriel's Bay series. Big trouble is brewing, secrets are coming out, threatening reputations and even lives. Outsiders are in town with questionable motives. Power and privilege are casting a seductive but...

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Last ferry to Gulf Harbour  by Patricia Snelling

Last ferry to Gulf Harbour

Patricia Snelling

Book

Senior Nurse Amber leaves her medical clinic in the city following a late shift to grab a quick meal in the new Britomart Mall. Her window-shopping spree takes longer than expected. Hurrying to catch the last ferry to her home in Gulf Harbour, she is...

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Blood on vines  by Madeleine Eskedahl

Blood on vines

Madeleine Eskedahl

Book

In New Zealand’s Martinborough, an ex-wine maker is murdered. The precise planning and execution by the unknown assailant begins a series of vile attacks.

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The liminal space  by Jacquie McRae

The liminal space

Jacquie McRae

Book

In a small village, there are whispers in the market square that William is not who he says he is. They say he skinny-dips and talks to trees. He was once a doctor, but now he only prescribes books for Emily, Marco and James, whose lives have become ...

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Time to remember  by Janna Ruth

Time to remember

Janna Ruth

Book

"When the Canterbury Earthquakes destroyed their city, Natalie and her friends were only ten years old. Too old to forget, but too young to be heard, they have never told their stories. Until now.Ten years after the earthquakes, Natalie returns to her...

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The last sunset afterlife  by Reece Hewitt

The last sunset afterlife

Reece Hewitt

Book

"Zack thought he was ready for the apocalypse. He was not. Despite being uniquely talented, and with everything he has been through. The entire world still crumbles around him. Forces beyond his understanding are making their move. He must now battle...

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Steele factor  by E. M. Richmond

Steele factor

E. M. Richmond

Book

"Amanda Steele and Jim Andersen have a mutual antagonism going on but even he is stunned to learn his sometime 'frienemy's' talent in singing has resulted in her being asked to go undercover once again, this time as a contestant in a national, televised...

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Succulents and spells  by A. C. (Andi Christopher) Buchanan

Succulents and spells

A. C. (Andi Christopher) Buchanan

Book

"Laurel Windflower is a witch from a family of magic workers - but her own life is going nowhere. She works in a café, unable to produce anything more powerful than the most basic herbal potions. Until Marigold Nightfield knocks on her door. Marigold...

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Wait for the tide  by Janice McMurdo

Wait for the tide

Janice McMurdo

Book

"It's the 1930's, and Stefan Francovic, a gambler and drinker, stumbles upon a secret and special place in the bush on the South Head Peninsula, known locally as The Bird's Nest, which mysteriously cures him of his addictions. Lindy Simmons, brought up...

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Two truths  by Dana C. Carver

Two truths

Dana C. Carver

Book

"On a wintry day long ago, Renee Morgan walked into the snowy mountains of Lake Tahoe, where she met a man who changed her world forever. Now, nearly half a century later, she must face the facts of who the man was and, ultimately, face the Truth abo...

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Everything changes  by Stephanie Johnson

Everything changes

Stephanie Johnson

Book

Buying a rundown motel to start a new life - what could possibly go wrong? In this funny and moving novel, prize-winning author Stephanie Johnson turns her wry eye on us. 'What a fabulous read. The story is fast paced, and unpredictable, it's smar...

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My true names  by Dyana Wells

My true names

Dyana Wells

Book

"Alice is transformed on this journey. Nourished by the good heart of the local people and supported by the land and sea, she finally makes peace with the nightmares living inside her. The old, wiser Alice is now teaching Buddha Dharma. Her daughter ...

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Overdues and occultism  by Jamie Sands

Overdues and occultism

Jamie Sands

Book

"A witch in the broom closet probably shouldn't be so interested in a ghost hunter, right? That Basil is a librarian comes as no surprise to his Mt Eden community. That he's a witch? Yeah. That might raise more than a few eyebrows. When Sebastian, a ...

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Tea for three  by Melissa Crosby

Tea for three

Melissa Crosby

Book

Three women, Three cups of tea. Three new beginnings. Sarah Gardner's husband went to sleep one night in November and never woke up. At forty-years-old, the new widow is left to care for their three children, all of whom are under the age of five....

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Low flying  by John Reynolds

Low flying

John Reynolds

Book

Matt Bullock, an Auckland university student clashes with his flying instructor Jason Collins who tries to hit on Matt's racy girlfriend Fleur Lassiter, resulting in the two men brawling at their aeroclub. Illegal immigrant Vladimir Zhukov, a ruthless...

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The silence of snow by Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

The silence of snow

Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

Large Print

"A compelling medical novel about facing one's demons, self-prescribing and finding the strength to carry on, even when it seems that all is lost. Anaesthetic Fellow Rory McBride is adrift. Since a routine procedure went horribly wrong, he has been plagued...

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The secrets of strangers by Charity Norman

The secrets of strangers

Charity Norman

eAudiobook

A regular weekday morning veers drastically off-course for a group of strangers whose paths cross in a London café - their lives never to be the same again when an apparently crazed gunman holds them hostage. But there is more to the situation than first...

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The disinvent movement  by Susanna Gendall

The disinvent movement

Susanna Gendall

Book

"Every week we would disinvent something. This week it would be plastic. Next week it would be the aeroplane. I stood outside the supermarket and handed out flyers, which people kindly refused as they left carrying large packs of bottled water.' The ...

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Where creatures hide  by P. J. Shepard

Where creatures hide

P. J. Shepard

Book

"When Dawn awakens from her icy slumber, she can't recall who she is or how she became a prisoner of Eden Laboratories. But her uncontrollable power and the hope of belonging to a family compel her to act. Fast. But there is something dark that lingers...

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For Queen and empire  by Michael Ponder

For Queen and empire

Michael Ponder

Book

"How many must die to protect the Queen's secret? A secret with the power to destroy the British Monarchy is used to blackmail Neville Chamberlain to sign the 1938 Munich Agreement, giving Germany the vital time it needs to prepare it's war machine. Now...

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Lullaby beach  by Stella Duffy

Lullaby beach

Stella Duffy

Book

When Lucy discovers the body of her great aunt Kitty, with a puzzling note and empty pill bottles by her bed, she can't believe that the formidable woman who held her family together is gone - or understand why she has taken her own life. Lucy is determined...

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The song of the musophage /  by Bing Turkby

The song of the musophage /

Bing Turkby

Book

"In Palmerston North, Aotearoa, an evil music wizard is messing with the fabric of reality, and the only person who can stop him is a bumbling guitarits called Jareth. Luckily, Jareth has a solid road crew to help him.: his scientist sister Rosetta, a...

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The cabin by the sea  by Leonie Mateer

The cabin by the sea

Leonie Mateer

Book

"Audrey does not call it murder. She is just looking for the perfect tenant. Having lost everything; her fortune, her career and her youth, Audrey has moved to her family's remote seaside property in the far north of New Zealand. In order to survive....

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Sister to sister  by Olivia Hayfield

Sister to sister

Olivia Hayfield

Book

Following the scandalous revelations about his love life, Harry Rose is searching for redemption. His daughters have taken over the helm at Rose Corp. But while Eliza's on study leave at Oxford, Maria embarks on a drive to rid the British media giant...

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The albatross  by Clark James

The albatross

Clark James

Book

"A novel based on two socially separated families last years in London. One family of seven five-months' passage on the immigrant ship Bolton to Wellington 1839/40 to become pioneer settlers. Later their home next to the notorious Barretts Hotel at the...

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Revived  by Clark James

Revived

Clark James

Book

"The fourth book, Revived, returns the setting to Brisbane, Australia, where Amy is abducted in a bizarre case of mistaken identity, leading to all manner of relationships, as a background to the planning of new inland cities. The building of these, draw...

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Duarchy  by Clark James

Duarchy

Clark James

Book

"A new and young Queen of Britain and the Commonwealth has been crowned. Claudia has stamped authority on her role as ruling Queen, not reigning Queen, and dissident Commonwealth leaders have felt her severe hand. She is vey much a Queen of the people,...

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Deprived  by Clark James

Deprived

Clark James

Book

"Two massive Pacific tectonic plate subductions, three volcanic eruptions send 30-40m tsunamis on to unsuspecting shores in the early hours of the morning. Pacific islands obliterated; the east coasts of New Zealand and Australia annihilated. Ash fills...

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The consequence  by Clark James

The consequence

Clark James

Book

"A ship-load of chemical weapons is hit by a stray missile from a Middle Eastern nation. Oxygen eating gas, then radiation from abandoned nuclear power plants consumes nations, driving millions to remote southern hemisphere locations. For most their ...

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Fire's caress  by Lani Wendt Young

Fire's caress

Lani Wendt Young

Book

She's the brilliant sculptor taking the art world by storm, a daughter of Samoa returning home. He's the fiery remnant of her past, who appears on what should be a night of triumph, weighted with dark secrets that could destroy them both. Can Teuila and...

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Buried   by M. Greenhill

Buried

M. Greenhill

Book

"Hate. Contempt. The only emotions Murphy O'Neill is capable of. Hate for Elijah, the Werewolf who brutally and savagely killed his mate. Contempt for the Alliance, who allowed the murderer to escape. A string of gruesome slayings in Boston points to...

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The Silence of Snow by Eileen Merriman

The Silence of Snow

Eileen Merriman

eBook

A compelling medical novel about facing one's demons, self-prescribing and finding the strength to carry on, even when it seems that all is lost. Anaesthetic Fellow Rory McBride is adrift. Since a routine procedure went horribly wrong, he has been plagued...

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Impact of stealth  by Mark Porath

Impact of stealth

Mark Porath

Book

The first book of Mark Porath's trilogy Colour of Stealth was a mystery triller. It challenged us to think in more detail about our ancestors, and who they mght have been in reality ? Convicts extradited from England to Australia and New Zealand in...

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The orphan uprising  by James Morcan

The orphan uprising

James Morcan

Book

"Having eluded his former masters at the Omega Agency and escaped his life as an operative, Nine has married his soul mate, Isabelle. Their 5-year-old son has inherited his unique DNA. Their lifestyle is shattered when their son is abducted for scien...

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The girl in the mirror by Rose Carlyle

The girl in the mirror

Rose Carlyle

Large Print

"Identical twins only look the same ... Beautiful twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of open-hearted Summer's seem...

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The rain forest  by Clark James

The rain forest

Clark James

Book

"Nicola, made homeless by a cyclone, is invited to join a conference in Nairobi, Kenya. While on a field day a colleague Des Tairoa suggests they start a tree planting project that day. This is easier said than done, when their efforts on the slopes ...

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The devils you know  by Ben Sanders

The devils you know

Ben Sanders

Book

"Vincent needs a change. He's spent the last fifteen years in covert operations for the US government, but after a botched and fatal mission, he decides he's done with pulling triggers. He lucks into a dream job in Santa Barbara as head of security f...

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Recalled to life by Wendy M. Wilson

Recalled to life

Wendy M. Wilson

eAudiobook

New Zealand, 1878: Awaking from a chloroform-induced sleep in a remote underground cell, Sergeant Frank Hardy must search his compromised memory to discover why he has been imprisoned. Meanwhile, his fiancee, Mette, and his partner Constable Will Kar...

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A cold wind down the grey by Wendy M. Wilson

A cold wind down the grey

Wendy M. Wilson

eAudiobook

Greymouth, New Zealand, 1866: The Burgess gang was in town, and a young surveyor from one of the country's leading families had vanished in the back country. Inspector James has never forgotten that year. In the gold mining town of Greymouth, where drunks...

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The tally stick by Carl Nixon

The tally stick

Carl Nixon

eBook

"Up on the highway, the only evidence that the Chamberlains had ever been there was two smeared tyre tracks in the mud leading into the almost undamaged screen of bushes and trees. No other cars passed that way until after dawn. By that time the tracks...

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Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. Volume 1

Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction & fantasy. Volume 1

eBook

For the first time ever, the best short SFF from Aotearoa New Zealand is collected together in a single volume.This inaugural edition of the Year's Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction & Fantasy brings together the very best short speculative fi...

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A dark and painful mystery by Wendy M. Wilson

A dark and painful mystery

Wendy M. Wilson

eBook

An Irish immigrant has been missing from his home in Sandon, New Zealand for almost a year. And around the time he was heading home, a brutal murder took place in the bush. Was he murdered, or did he simply leave his family for another woman. Sergeant...

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Recalled to Life by Wendy M. Wilson

Recalled to Life

Wendy M. Wilson

eBook

HE'S IN PRISON FOR A CRIME HE CAN'T REMEMBER When Sergeant Frank Hardy is kidnapped during a case and wakes to find himself imprisoned in an underground cell with no memory of how he got there and no clue who he has taken him, he must search his past...

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Dead shot by Wendy M. Wilson

Dead shot

Wendy M. Wilson

eBook

War with Maori rebels is once more in the air in 1880s New Zealand. Sergeant Frank Hardy is training volunteers in Palmerston North but is more worried about keeping his wife, Mette, safe and keeping himself out of debt. When he is given the opportunity...

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Not the faintest trace by Wendy M. Wilson

Not the faintest trace

Wendy M. Wilson

eBook

He was looking for bodies. He didn't expect to become one himself. Sergeant Frank Hardy is grinding out a living driving a Royal Mail Coach and playing rigged card games with a Chinese cook. Then he's asked to find two missing settlers. The job bores...

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Come to Grief by Wendy M. Wilson

Come to Grief

Wendy M. Wilson

eBook

HE SURVIVED THE WRECK; WILL HE SURVIVE WHAT COMES NEXT? Low on cash, Sergeant Frank and his wife, each take on a task that sends them to the South Island by steamer. When the ship hits a reef on the wild coast of the southernmost part of New Zealand,...

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Lying Under Water by Wendy M. Wilson

Lying Under Water

Wendy M. Wilson

eBook

Trapped by rising flood waters on his farm, and doing his best to care for his growing family, including his pregnant wife, Mette, Frank Hardy gives shelter to two other families. When one member of the sheltering families is found stabbed to death the...

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A dark and painful mystery by Wendy M. Wilson

A dark and painful mystery

Wendy M. Wilson

eAudiobook

An Irish immigrant has been missing from his home in Sandon, New Zealand for almost a year. And around the time he was heading home, a brutal murder took place in the bush. Was he murdered, or did he simply leave his family for another woman. Sergeant...

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Dead shot by Wendy M. Wilson

Dead shot

Wendy M. Wilson

eAudiobook

War with Maori rebels is once more in the air in 1880s New Zealand. Sergeant Frank Hardy is training volunteers in Palmerston North but is more worried about keeping his wife, Mette, safe and keeping himself out of debt. When he is given the opportunity...

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The Arc of Dacicus  by Charles Edward Williams

The Arc of Dacicus

Charles Edward Williams

Book

Years of provocation and deception have incited the Emperor Trajan to restore the honour of Rome on the eastern frontiers of the empire. Shameful memories of past humiliations from broken treaties and the dishonourable losses of Roman legions compels...

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Bluffing for beginners  by Merren Tait

Bluffing for beginners

Merren Tait

Book

"Em never imagined she'd use covert and shameless in the same sentence. Until she had nothing left to lose. Em Stewart is no pushover. She can hot wire a car, torpedo a beer in under ten seconds, and make the most curse-hardy trooper blush with her c...

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Bound by Vanda Symon

Bound

Vanda Symon

eBook

"A brutal home invasion shocks the nation. A man is murdered, his wife bound, gagged and left to watch. But when Detective Sam Shephard scratches the surface, the victim, a successful businessman, is not all he seems to be. And when the evidence points...

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Princess Floralinda and the forty-flight tower  by Tamsyn Muir

Princess Floralinda and the forty-flight tower

Tamsyn Muir

Book

"When the witch built the forty-flight tower, she made very sure to do the whole thing properly. Each flight contains a dreadful monster, ranging from a diamond-scaled dragon to a pack of slavering goblins. Should a prince battle his way to the top, he...

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Doom Creek by Alan Carter

Doom Creek

Alan Carter

eAudiobook

Sergeant Nick Chester has dodged the Geordie gangsters he once feared, is out of hiding and looking forward to a quiet life. But gold fever is creating ill-feeling between prospectors, and a new threat lurks in the form of trigger-happy Americans preparing...

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Daisy  by Pat Backley

Daisy

Pat Backley

Book

Daisy is a gentle family saga, spanning almost 100 years, from 1887 to 1974. It is set in Alabama, Harlem and London and incorporates some of the evils of society -- poverty, racism and snobbery -- as well as some of the greatest that life has to offer...

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What to Do When the World Ends  by Lister Verdi Whitwam

What to Do When the World Ends

Lister Verdi Whitwam

Book

With no instruction manuals to refer to, Digsy decided to have a drink and ponder the question when it tragically did so, which led eventually to his moonshine business, which led in turn to his forthcoming delivery to The Order's warehouse. New Zealand...

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The girl in the mirror by Rose Carlyle

The girl in the mirror

Rose Carlyle

Audio CD

"Identical twins only look the same ... Beautiful twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of open-hearted Summer's seem...

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Treasure of the General Grant  by Brian David Wilson

Treasure of the General Grant

Brian David Wilson

Book

On the 4th May 1866 the General Grant, a 179-foot clipper, came to grief on the cliffs of the Auckland Islands of New Zealand. At the time it was travelling from Melbourne to London carrying 83 passengers and reportedly 2,576 ounces of gold? Robbie, ...

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The lockdown diary of Uncle Squirrel & Pūhoi Pete  by Ann Garry

The lockdown diary of Uncle Squirrel & Pūhoi Pete

Ann Garry

Book

"New Zealand is going into lockdown, and the country's teddy bears have been called upon to become essential workers. They're to take up window duties to comfort children whose lives have been changed by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the seaside suburb o...

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Call me Evie by J. P. Pomare

Call me Evie

J. P. Pomare

eAudiobook

Meet Evie, a young woman held captive by a man named Jim in the isolated New Zealand beach town of Maketu. Jim says he's hiding Evie to protect her, that she did something terrible back home in Melbourne. In a house that creaks against the wind, Evie...

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Familiars and foes  by Helen Vivienne Fletcher

Familiars and foes

Helen Vivienne Fletcher

Book

"An old crush. A long-lost family member. A magical Labrador and a whole load of ghosts... At least Adeline can't say life is boring! Adeline yearns for family, but for years, the closest she's gotten is her assistance dog, Coco. When a frightening e...

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A kind of catharsis  by Ann Chapman

A kind of catharsis

Ann Chapman

Book

A dark story of justice, morality, and murder when a family seeks justice for the unexplained and unexpected death of a loved one. The family is devastated which drives their determination. The police are suspicious but there is no evidence. They are...

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Tomorrow the world  by M. K. Joseph

Tomorrow the world

M. K. Joseph

Book

A dying Hitler dictates his memoirs to a personal aide whilst his top commanders plot against each other to see who will become the next Fuhrer. Meanwhile a small resistance group from England tries to smuggle a package across Europe that will help to...

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Big Aggie sails again  by Michael Green

Big Aggie sails again

Michael Green

Book

Big Aggie strikes again - the sequel to Big Aggie sails the Gulf - continues the hilarious misadventures of skipper Blanco White as he plies the Hauraki Gulf in his trailer yacht..."--Back cover.

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The moon is missing  by Jenni A. Ogden

The moon is missing

Jenni A. Ogden

Book

"Georgia Grayson has perfected the art of being two people: a neurosurgeon on track to becoming the first female Director of Neurosurgery at a large London hospital, and a wife and mother. Home is her haven where, with husband Adam's support, she copes...

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Jacko  by Robert Philip Bolton

Jacko

Robert Philip Bolton

Book

Jackson Fearnsby's fiftieth year began badly, ended better, and was in between punctuated by a series of seasonal events and anniversaries shared with his friends and family. Set in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1950, this story follows the life of an ordinary...

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Portrait of a man  by Vicky Adin

Portrait of a man

Vicky Adin

Book

"Matteo Borgoni is a desperate man. He must succeed if he is to free his beloved wife, held captive by her father in Melbourne. His picture framing skills establish him with the artists of Dunedin in 1863, but he has many doubts, and many more obstacles...

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Archangel's sun  by Nalini Singh

Archangel's sun

Nalini Singh

Book

The Archangel of Death and the Archangel of Disease may be gone but their legacy of evil lives on - especially in Africa, where the shambling, rotting creatures called the reborn have gained a glimmer of vicious intelligence. It is up to Titus, archangel...

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The bones remember by Sara E. Johnson

The bones remember

Sara E. Johnson

eBook

Lips may lie, but teeth never do At first, Alexa Glock's initial case as a traveling forensic investigator seems straightforward'her expertise in teeth helps her identify the skeletal remains of a hunter found on the remote Stewart Island in New Zealand....

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New admissions  by Mira Harrison

New admissions

Mira Harrison

Book

"As the global Covid-19 pandemic reaches the shores of Aotearoa New Zealand, four women find themselves in novel circumstances as healthcare professionals, and in their personal lives. In these new fictional tales from the author of Admissions, we me...

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Addressed to Greta  by Fiona Sussman

Addressed to Greta

Fiona Sussman

Book

"Walter has set Greta a posthumous challenge that leads her across the world, and so far out of her comfort zone, that she has no choice but to confront who she really is"--Back cover.

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